I hope you had a peaceful weekend. This week’s pic shows the field of handmade poppies planted around the Australian War Memorial for Remembrance Day and the Centenary of Armistice, which people around the world commemorated yesterday. It is a deeply reflective period and I know many in our School will find it a moving time.
Congratulations to all honours students who so ably presented either their final or mid-term talks late last week. The ones I was lucky enough to see left me in awe. Well done everyone!
A heads-up to add a discussion about Long Service Leave and Annual Leave plans when you next see you supervisor. With the new Enterprise Agreement coming into effect this year, the maximum amount of Long Service Leave and Annual Leave that can be accrued has been further reduced. Please ensure plans are in place for 2019 for your excess leave. Many PDRs are coming around again and this is a good opportunity to refresh your contribution to your Dept 3-6-9. Academic staff, please remember the mandatory minimum contribution towards service to education. There are many ways to contribute to our excellent education programs.
While we await the ARC results please consider what you may wish to submit next year. Your Heads have a list of all people in your Department eligible to submit a DP, DECRA or Future Fellowship. Please talk with them, your supervisors and potentially other colleagues in different Departments. This year we will trial a process for DP submission that will greatly reduce the unnecessary administrative overheads. Details in the next Event Horizon.
Have a great week,